Age Collective is a cross-sector partnership project that explores how museums could work more effectively with and for older audiences.
Age Collective is led by the British Museum in partnership with Glasgow Museums, Manchester Museum and National Museums Northern Ireland. The project was supported during 2012-13 by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Age Collective aims
Listen to the voices of older adults
Explore the needs of diverse communities of older people and the varied provision for meeting these needs across the UK
Share good practice
Develop ideas to support museums across the UK to better cater for the older people within their localities in partnership with other organisations
Develop inter-disciplinary partnerships
Encourage social care, health and advice providers for older people to view museums as potential valuable partners
Formulate a shared action plan
Create a cross-sector network to drive change, with the aim of increasing opportunities and wellbeing for the diverse communities of older people in different parts of the UK
Improve the work that we do; formulate new ways of collaborating with other sectors and disciplines to locate new areas for collaborative research
Reports from the project can be found at: http://www.ageofcreativity.co.uk/resources
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Age Collective seminar discussing ways to support older people and their needs